[Partially Printed Document]: Tent Death Benefit Department. International Order of Twelve, Knights and Daughters of Tabor, Maids and Pages of Honor. California-Arizona Jurisdiction. 1930

Price: $400.00

Unbound. Single partially printed form. Approximately 8" x 10½". Printed in red and black with a grainy central photographic portrait image of young African-American children. With embossed gold seal of the California-Arizona Jurisdiction. Horizontal fold, short split, two old and unnecessary tape repairs on verso, small chips in lower left just touching the border, very good. Signed by several officers of the organization, some in type or stamped, others hand-signed. A death benefit or life insurance policy issued by an African-American fraternal organization for Maid Margarett Kyle of Oakland, California, age 13. The prefix "Maid" equates to "Miss" within the organization. Children's chapters were called "Tents." African-American fraternal and sororal organizations often provided the only (usually) reliable safety net at the time. Graphically interesting.

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[Partially Printed Document]: Tent Death Benefit Department. International Order of Twelve, Knights and Daughters of Tabor, Maids and Pages of Honor. California-Arizona Jurisdiction. 1930